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2010-03-26 Modeling tool eases virtual serial RapidIO design
IDT has released the its new Serial RapidIO Gen2 system modeling tool that allows designers to virtually create a new Serial RapidIO Gen1- or Gen2-based system.
2009-11-20 IP core supports Serial RapidIO 2.1
The RapidIO 2.1 spec enables up to 20GBaud for wireless base stations, military systems and DSP farms.
2009-04-15 RapidIO solution delivers faster link rates
Tundra Semiconductor Corp. has released its RapidIO Gen2 program that offers new RapidIO solutions that provide increased system performance, reduced power consumption and lower system costs when designing next generation systems.
2009-02-09 Backplane 101: RapidIO, PCIe, Ethernet
RapidIO, PCIe, and Ethernet each offer unique benefits. The article explains how each technology works, and examines its strengths and weaknesses. It also discusses why RapidIO is often the best choice for embedded systems.
2009-01-28 RapidIO interoperability with TI 6482 DSP reference design
Altera offers this reference design to demonstrate the installation and operation of Altera's RapidIO MegaCore function with the TI 6482.
2008-07-30 RapidIO evaluation platform cuts time-to-market, BOM
Tundra Semiconductor Corp. has introduced an evaluation platform centered on its Tsi620 multi-standard RapidIO switch
2008-06-02 RapidIO switch targets low-power compliance
Tundra Semiconductor targets cost-sensitive applications with the introduction of the Tsi572 Serial RapidIO switch, which is well suited for a broad spectrum of wireless, wireline, and imaging/video applications
2008-05-01 Use MSGQ module to optimize sRIO gains
Serial RapidIO overcome limitations of traditional DSP I/Os by providing a high performance, packet-switched, interconnect technology which is very beneficial for complex DSP topologies
2007-11-13 Serial RapidIO switches connect 'any' digital media component
IDT has launched a new family of serial RapidIO-based central packet switches that could be used to connect virtually any digital media component to any other, in applications ranging from wireless infrastructure to enterprise storage, imaging applications and beyond
2007-11-07 A technical overview of RapidIO
The RapidIO protocol defines both serial and parallel PHY interfaces with multiple lane widths, giving developers the ability to trade off between latency, data rate, physical channel length and number of differential pairs used based on the needs of a particular application
2007-10-22 RapidIO switch slashes 3G baseband costs
Tundra has released the Tsi620, a multi-standard serial RapidIO switch that lowers 3G baseband costs by bridging RapidIO-based DSP clusters to low cost embedded processors and FPGAs
2007-09-24 Practical design considerations: Ethernet vs. RapidIO standards
The desire to use a familiar technology runs the risk of stretching the technology beyond its capabilities, complicating designs and creating unforeseen problems.
2007-08-23 Tundra Serial RapidIO switch wins Huawei design-in
Tundra Semiconductor has announced that its Serial RapidIO switch was selected by Huawei Technologies for the latter's next-generation production systems
2007-07-02 Low-cost FPGAs prop up GbE, PCIe, RapidIO
Altera Corp. has officially rolled out a line of entry-level FPGAs built to support Gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express and serial RapidIO transceivers at the lowest possible price for a programmable part
2007-06-25 Platform leverages Serial RapidIO technology
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. and Tundra Semiconductor Corp. have introduced a development platform that combines Freescale's multicore MSC8144 programmable DSPs with Tundra's low-power Tsi578 Serial RapidIO (sRIO) switch
2007-03-29 RapidIO 1.3 spec passes as new ANSI standard
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved RapidIO Interconnect Specification 1.3 as a new ANSI standard
2007-03-27 It's a four-way battle for the backplane
Competing silicon vendors are gearing up chips to put Ethernet, Infiniband, PCIe and RapidIO in pole position for next-generation servers and communications systems that link multiple processing cards over a backplane
2007-03-22 Tundra offers RapidIO Endpoint IP for license
Tundra Semiconductor Corp. is developing RapidIO Endpoint IP for license, offering designers low risk and accelerated time-to-market
2007-02-06 Tundra transfers RapidIO interoperability testing facility to FET
Fabric Embedded Tools Corp. has acquired the business and operations of Tundra Semiconductor Corp.'s RIOLAB, the world's 'first' RapidIO interoperability testing facility
2007-02-01 Address SI issues in high-speed board design
This article discusses some of the SI challenges and the factors associated with high-speed interface designs that are enabled with key features of a RapidIO switch
2007-01-01 IDT rolls 10Gbps RapidIO serial buffer
A new 12Mbit serial buffer from IDT is designed as a RadioIO-specific memory for use in 10Gbps networks for advanced mobile video services in wireless-infrastructure apps.
2006-11-23 Zarlink unrolls AMC optical extender for Serial RapidIO
Zarlink has introduced an optical extender card for Serial RapidIO that delivers up to 25Gbps of ATCA and microTCA system interconnect in a hot pluggable, standard AMC form factor
2006-10-17 RapidIO devt platform cuts design risk, time-to-market
The Tsi578 Serial RapidIO development platform promises customers flexibility and the overall benefit of reducing both their design risk and time-to-market
2006-10-10 Serial RapidIO-to-PCIe Bridge IP core reduces system development time
The Serial RapidIO-to-PCIe bridge IP core from Mercury Computer Systems features complete protocol translation, an optimized dual-channel multi-threaded DMA engine and a pipelined PCI Express-to-RapidIO mapping table
2006-09-20 RapidIO design summits set in Tokyo, Bangalore
The RapidIO Trade Association announced that it will be holding its Asia-Pacific Global Design Summits in Tokyo, Japan and Bangalore, India on October 20 and November 29, respectively
2006-09-18 Upgraded RapidFET complements TI DSPs in network management
Fabric Embedded Tools Corp. announced RapidFET version 2.1which leverages host capable Serial RapidIO endpoints such as Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) DSPs like TMS320C6455 and TMS320TCI6482
2006-08-01 Intelligent switch guides DSP clusters
Integrated Device Technology Inc. has developed a Serial RapidIO-based switch for controlling DSP clusters in cellular base stations
2006-07-31 New Serial RapidIO switch offers 40Gbps bandwidth
With 40Gbps of non-blocking bandwidth, Tundra's new Serial RapidIO switch is expected to set industry benchmarks for high performance and low power consumption
2006-06-23 Preprocessing switch controls DSP clusters
Integrated Device Technology has developed a Serial RapidIO-based switch, called a preprocessing switch, for controlling DSP clusters in cellular base stations
2006-06-06 Serial RapidIO switch targets DSP-intensive apps
Tundra expanded its Serial RapidIO switch family with a device that is designed to perform DSP aggregation on line cards in wireless, networking and video infrastructure apps
2006-05-18 RapidIO-based starter kit based on VXS multicomputer
Mercury Computer Systems Inc. announced the details and availability of the PowerStream 6100 VXS Starter Kit
2006-05-16 Tips for maximizing RapidIO
RapidIO is an open, standards-based interconnection technology for midsize and large embedded systems. Travis Scheckel discusses tips for designers working with it for the first time
2006-04-03 Serial RapidIO IP core available for Virtex, Spartan FPGAs
Mercury announced the availability of a new Mercury Serial RapidIO IP core for Xilinx Virtex (high-performance) and Spartan FPGA families
2006-03-10 DSP enables robust sRIO ecosystems
Texas Instruments announced the availability of a TMS320C6455 DSP evaluation module and a DSP starter kit, both with a Serial RapidIO bus interface
2006-03-08 Serial RapidIO switch has multicast capability
Tundra Semiconductor announced the Tundra Tsi578 Serial RapidIO switch for applications such as wireless base stations and video infrastructure
2006-03-03 RapidIO association hails group's interoperability testing
Applauding the efforts of Freescale, Texas Instruments, Tundra Semiconductor and Xilinx, the RapidIO Trade Association hailed the group's demonstration of first-level interoperability testing
2006-03-01 Spec covers high-speed signaling boards
The VITA has approved a working standard for a ruggedized board and connector format that will support high-speed signaling standards, including PCI Express, Serial RapidIO, Infiniband and Advanced Switching Interconnect
2005-12-22 Thales bundles PowerNode 3 with PMC-RIO card
Thales Computers announced that they have developed a serial RapidIO distributed switch solution designed for VME systems
2005-12-22 50MHz waveform generators include PLL capabilities
Although technologies such as microwave RF, RapidIO and PCI Express occupy the leading-edge limelight these days, not everyone needs GHz-domain test gear. There are still many applications for lower-frequency equipment
2005-10-13 Interconnect standards set to flourish, says In-Stat
Three emerging chip-to-chip interconnect standards��HyperTransport, PCI Express, and RapidIO��are being included in integrated circuits and systems at an increasing rate and their use will grow over the next several years according to market research company In-Stat
2005-07-01 Industry sees promising market for sRIO
While the parallel version of RapidIO has almost been the standard in most backplane designs, the serial version is relatively new in the design community
2005-06-10 Tundra aids designers to build high performance comm. systems
Tundra's new Tsi564A serial RapidIO switch promises to deliver the performance, power and configurability that enable embedded designers to build reliable, high performance communications systems
2005-05-25 DSP includes Serial RapidIO bus
Texas Instruments disclosed that its new DSP offers improved performance, reduced code size plus more on-chip memory and high bandwidth integrated peripherals, including the Serial RapidIO bus for inter-processor communications
2004-11-01 RapidIO technology moves up to Fabric
Engineers are developing extensions to RapidIO, creating a flexible and efficient fabric for a variety of communications systems
2004-10-05 Wind River to support Freescale's PowerQUICC III
Wind River Systems Inc. has revealed plans to support Freescale Semiconductor's future PowerQUICC III processors that are designed to offer serial RapidIO functionality
2004-09-02 RapidIO steps into data plane
The RapidIO Trade Association has finished two specifications considered key for using the packet-switched interconnect technology in data plane applications for communications systems
2004-05-03 Mercury, Tundra team on ATCA platform
Mercury Computer Systems and Tundra Semiconductor have teamed to produce an AdvancedTCA development platform that incorporates serial RapidIO technology
2004-04-30 GDA IP cores based on RapidIO technology
The GRIO controller IP cores from GDA Technologies are fully compliant with the Serial and Parallel RapidIO specs
2003-06-24 RapidIO expands to data plane apps
The RapidIO Trade Association has revealed its plans to expand its focus to fully cover data plane applications for telecom networks
2003-04-16 RapidIO and PCI Express: so similar, yet so different
In this technical article, RTA president Sam Fuller attempts to dispel the myths and confusions surrounding two interconnect technologies - RapidIO and PCI Express
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